AVH provides access to information obtained from the collections held in Australian herbaria.

Australia’s herbaria house over seven million plant, algae and fungi specimens. The collecting data stored with these specimens provides the most complete picture of the distribution of Australia’s flora to date.

Type of content

Includes: point occurrence data.


Data from this data set should be attributed to Australia’s Virtual Herbarium (AVH). You may do so in any reasonable way.

Recommended citation: AVH (<<current year>>). Australia’s Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, < >, accessed <<date of access>>.


AVH data is given out under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence. AVH data is updated very frequently, so it is recommended to use current data, rather than rely on previously downloaded material.

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Digitised records

Looking up... the number of records that can be accessed through the Atlas of Living Australia. This resource was last checked for updated data on 10 Apr 2017. The most recent data was published on 27 Mar 2017.

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Metadata last updated on 2017-04-10 12:11:46.0




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